The Integrative Child Temperament Inventory (ICTI)

ICTI Test Manual

The ICTI is an 30-item inventory that measures 5 child temperament dimensions that are well-studied and are part of most major theories of child temperament (activity level, behavioral inhibition, frustration, attention/persistence, and sensory sensitivity).

First released as a German language version, the more recent English language adaptation expands the range of application to the UK and US and also goes beyond the original in its emphasis on issues of interpretation, feedback and on ways to strengthen existing and novel forms of prevention, intervention and treatment.



Relevant Publications:

Zentner, M. (2019). Identifying child temperament factors from 2 to 8 years of age: Validation of a brief temperament screening tool in the US, Europe, and China. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Advance Online

Zentner, M., & Wang, F. (2013). ICTI. Integrative Child Temperament Inventory. Oxford: Hogrefe Ltd, UK.

Zentner, M., & Ihrig, L. (2011). ITK. Inventar zur integrativen Erfassung des Kind Temperaments. Manual. Berne: Huber Publishing.


Peterman, F. (2012). Inventar zur integrativen Erfassung des Kind-Temperaments (IKT). Zeitschrift für Psychiatrie, Psychologie und Psychotherapie, 60, 152-154. Download review of the inventory (in German).


Ordering Information

English-language version (ICTI) USA  UK

German-language version (IKT) D/A/CH